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National Summary


Dry today with some sunny spells. Frost and fog in places will clear quickly this morning as temperatures rise to between 7 and 10 degrees. It will become overcast during the afternoon and evening in freshening southerly winds.


Tonight: Cloudy and windy tonight with scattered outbreaks of light rain. Lowest temperatures 5 to 9 degrees in fresh southerly winds.


Tuesday: Mild and mostly cloudy with patchy rain, drizzle and fog. Highest temperatures 10 to 12 degrees in fresh southerly winds.


Tuesday: A milde breezy day with highest temperatures of 10 or 11 degrees in fresh southerly winds. The day will be mainly dry but some light patchy rain or drizzle may occur at times. Low cloud and mist will continue to affect southern and western Atlantic coastal areas. Little change Tuesday night with no frost.Wednesday: Southerly winds will freshen through the day and it will be quite windy at times but temperatures will stay around 10 or 11 degrees. Many places will again be dry but western Atlantic coastal counties will be affected by outbreaks of rain and drizzle.Thursday: Little change; relatively mild and breezy, generally dry but with some rain in the west.Friday: Dry most of the time with highs of 9 to 11 degrees.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

South-Southeast, 8 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1024, Falling slowly

Dublin Airport

East-Southeast, 4 Knots, Mist, 6 Miles, 1025, Falling slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

South-Southwest, 12 Knots, Wave ht: 1.2 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1026, Steady

Roches Point Automatic

South, 15 Knots, Fair, 8 Miles, 1024, Steady

Sherkin Island Automatic

South, 11 Knots, Fair, 26 Miles, 1024, Steady

Valentia Automatic

South, 5 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1023, Steady

Mace Head Automatic

East-Southeast, 9 Knots, Mist, 2 Miles, 1022, Falling slowly

Belmullet Automatic

East, 4 Knots, Mist, 2 Miles, 1022, Falling slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

South-Southwest, 9 Knots, Wave ht:0.3 m, 1025, Falling slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Report not available

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

South-Southeast, 15 Knots, Wave ht: 2.1 m, 1021, Falling slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

Report not available

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0600 Tuesday 24 January 2017 Issued at 0600 Monday 23 January 2017

Meteorological Situation at 0300: A slack pressure gradient covers Ireland. A strengthening southerly airflow will develop today as weather fronts approach from the Atlantic. (A strong to gale force southerly airflow will be established for Wednesday and Thursday with the fronts slow moving near the west).

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Erris Head to Malin Head

Wind: Southeasterly force 3 gradually increasing this afternoon southerly force 5 or 6 perhaps gusting to force 7 this evening. Decreasing around midnight to south to southwest force 4.

Weather: Patchy rain/drizzle/fog/mist.

Visibility: Mostly moderate.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Malin Head to Wicklow Head to Mizen Head and the Irish Sea

Wind: Variable less than force 3. Becoming southerly force 4 locally force 5 this afternoon. Decreasing tonight south to southwest force 3 or 4.

Weather: Patches of mist.

Visibility: Moderate locally good.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0600 Wednesday 25 January 2017: Moderate southerly winds increasing Tuesday night strong southerly and reaching gale force on Wednesday in the west. Mainly fair. Rain/drizzle/fog later moving in from the Atlantic into western sea areas.

Weather Warnings

National Warning

Lowest temperatures of -3 or -4 degrees tonight in some parts.

Small Craft Warning

Southerly winds will increase to force 6 today on coasts from Mizen Head to Erris Head to Malin Head.